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Fidel Castro takes George and Eleanor McGovern on a ride in Cuba on June 23, 1977. A translator is in the back of the vehicle with Eleanor McGovern. (Photo Courtesy of DWU Archives/McGovern Collection)

McGovern headed to Cuba, hopes to meet with Castro

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George McGovern will arrive in Havana, Cuba, today for a four-day Fourth of July weekend.

McGovern said Thursday he hopes to meet with Fidel Castro for the first time in nearly 17 years.

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